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Manu is tactical, technically savvy, and very opinionated (which we thought was good, but I can see this rubbing some the wrong way). Would definitely take his money again. Plus, now he has an adorable dog.
Manu is tactical, technically savvy, and very opinionated (which we thought was good, but I can see this rubbing some the wrong way). Would definitely take his money again. Plus, now he has an adorable dog.
Manu is tactical, technically savvy, and very opinionated (which we thought was good, but I can see this rubbing some the wrong way). Would definitely take his money again. Plus, now he has an adorable dog.
Verified Investor Response:
Helps Founders:
10/10
Saves & Gives Founders Money:
Yes!
Needs to be Profitable?
Nope!
Is This For Real?
13/10
Founder Guarantee?
Nope!
Fees?
Unlimited cards. Zero fees.
Spend Control & Transparency?
13/10
Built to Save Founders Monay?
Yes!
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Great investor that’s always trying to be fair to and supportive of the companies he chooses to invest in, even during tough times. Super smart, connected, respected and helpful as well - would easily recommend!
Great investor that’s always trying to be fair to and supportive of the companies he chooses to invest in, even during tough times. Super smart, connected, respected and helpful as well - would easily recommend!
Great investor that’s always trying to be fair to and supportive of the companies he chooses to invest in, even during tough times. Super smart, connected, respected and helpful as well - would easily recommend!
Verified Investor Response:
Helps Founders:
10/10
Saves & Gives Founders Money:
Yes!
Needs to be Profitable?
Nope!
Is This For Real?
13/10
Founder Guarantee?
Nope!
Fees?
Unlimited cards. Zero fees.
Spend Control & Transparency?
13/10
Built to Save Founders Monay?
Yes!
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Very sharp. Very easy to talk to. Good conversation
Very sharp. Very easy to talk to. Good conversation
Very sharp. Very easy to talk to. Good conversation
Verified Investor Response:
Helps Founders:
10/10
Saves & Gives Founders Money:
Yes!
Needs to be Profitable?
Nope!
Is This For Real?
13/10
Founder Guarantee?
Nope!
Fees?
Unlimited cards. Zero fees.
Spend Control & Transparency?
13/10
Built to Save Founders Monay?
Yes!
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When we were first raising our round, I was called out to Sand Hill Road for a meeting with Vinod. I remember saving up and taking the 12 hour flight to make that meeting. The entire episode was so disappointing, as I had a lot of respect for Vinod's achievements beforehand. He showed up 25 mins late to the 1 hour meeting. He said "this won't work, Facebook can do this" and yawned very visibly through the entire pitch. Never really listened to any of my pitch, then left 10 mins early for another meeting. Founders - don't pick the fancy billionaire investor but go for the ones who will fight your corner and support you.
When we were first raising our round, I was called out to Sand Hill Road for a meeting with Vinod. I remember saving up and taking the 12 hour flight to make that meeting. The entire episode was so disappointing, as I had a lot of respect for Vinod's achievements beforehand. He showed up 25 mins late to the 1 hour meeting. He said "this won't work, Facebook can do this" and yawned very visibly through the entire pitch. Never really listened to any of my pitch, then left 10 mins early for another meeting. Founders - don't pick the fancy billionaire investor but go for the ones who will fight your corner and support you.
When we were first raising our round, I was called out to Sand Hill Road for a meeting with Vinod. I remember saving up and taking the 12 hour flight to make that meeting. The entire episode was so disappointing, as I had a lot of respect for Vinod's achievements beforehand. He showed up 25 mins late to the 1 hour meeting. He said "this won't work, Facebook can do this" and yawned very visibly through the entire pitch. Never really listened to any of my pitch, then left 10 mins early for another meeting. Founders - don't pick the fancy billionaire investor but go for the ones who will fight your corner and support you.
Verified Investor Response:
Helps Founders:
10/10
Saves & Gives Founders Money:
Yes!
Needs to be Profitable?
Nope!
Is This For Real?
13/10
Founder Guarantee?
Nope!
Fees?
Unlimited cards. Zero fees.
Spend Control & Transparency?
13/10
Built to Save Founders Monay?
Yes!
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Though Gwen was not able to invest in my company, she was very helpful in providing information on who to reach out to, what I needed to do to improve my pitch, and what to work on as a strategy.
Though Gwen was not able to invest in my company, she was very helpful in providing information on who to reach out to, what I needed to do to improve my pitch, and what to work on as a strategy.
Though Gwen was not able to invest in my company, she was very helpful in providing information on who to reach out to, what I needed to do to improve my pitch, and what to work on as a strategy.
Verified Investor Response:
Helps Founders:
10/10
Saves & Gives Founders Money:
Yes!
Needs to be Profitable?
Nope!
Is This For Real?
13/10
Founder Guarantee?
Nope!
Fees?
Unlimited cards. Zero fees.
Spend Control & Transparency?
13/10
Built to Save Founders Monay?
Yes!
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Agreed to meet, and then sent an associate instead. Ghosted via email after. I believe they were mining for competitive intel for their portfolio more than having any intention of investing.
Agreed to meet, and then sent an associate instead. Ghosted via email after. I believe they were mining for competitive intel for their portfolio more than having any intention of investing.
Agreed to meet, and then sent an associate instead. Ghosted via email after. I believe they were mining for competitive intel for their portfolio more than having any intention of investing.
Verified Investor Response:
Helps Founders:
10/10
Saves & Gives Founders Money:
Yes!
Needs to be Profitable?
Nope!
Is This For Real?
13/10
Founder Guarantee?
Nope!
Fees?
Unlimited cards. Zero fees.
Spend Control & Transparency?
13/10
Built to Save Founders Monay?
Yes!
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Very approachable. Very patient. Hard to impress, and slow to develop conviction, but if the job of any VCs is to: 1) know when to say yes; 2) when to say no; and 3) HOW to say no while preserving the relationship, Brian does a marvelous job with each.
Very approachable. Very patient. Hard to impress, and slow to develop conviction, but if the job of any VCs is to: 1) know when to say yes; 2) when to say no; and 3) HOW to say no while preserving the relationship, Brian does a marvelous job with each.
Very approachable. Very patient. Hard to impress, and slow to develop conviction, but if the job of any VCs is to: 1) know when to say yes; 2) when to say no; and 3) HOW to say no while preserving the relationship, Brian does a marvelous job with each.
Verified Investor Response:
Helps Founders:
10/10
Saves & Gives Founders Money:
Yes!
Needs to be Profitable?
Nope!
Is This For Real?
13/10
Founder Guarantee?
Nope!
Fees?
Unlimited cards. Zero fees.
Spend Control & Transparency?
13/10
Built to Save Founders Monay?
Yes!
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Overly theoretical at times, and up in the clouds, but good to think out loud with.
Overly theoretical at times, and up in the clouds, but good to think out loud with.
Overly theoretical at times, and up in the clouds, but good to think out loud with.
Verified Investor Response:
Helps Founders:
10/10
Saves & Gives Founders Money:
Yes!
Needs to be Profitable?
Nope!
Is This For Real?
13/10
Founder Guarantee?
Nope!
Fees?
Unlimited cards. Zero fees.
Spend Control & Transparency?
13/10
Built to Save Founders Monay?
Yes!
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Tom teaches me the first crash course of entrepreneurship in 2011. He is one of the most passionate and inspiring people I have ever known. His enthusiasm to support woman leadership and entrepreneurship is astonishing not by words, but a long array of activities in the past years. Highly recommend for companies in seed stage.
Tom teaches me the first crash course of entrepreneurship in 2011. He is one of the most passionate and inspiring people I have ever known. His enthusiasm to support woman leadership and entrepreneurship is astonishing not by words, but a long array of activities in the past years. Highly recommend for companies in seed stage.
Tom teaches me the first crash course of entrepreneurship in 2011. He is one of the most passionate and inspiring people I have ever known. His enthusiasm to support woman leadership and entrepreneurship is astonishing not by words, but a long array of activities in the past years. Highly recommend for companies in seed stage.
Verified Investor Response:
Helps Founders:
10/10
Saves & Gives Founders Money:
Yes!
Needs to be Profitable?
Nope!
Is This For Real?
13/10
Founder Guarantee?
Nope!
Fees?
Unlimited cards. Zero fees.
Spend Control & Transparency?
13/10
Built to Save Founders Monay?
Yes!
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Farhan is truly the 'nice guy' of VC, not only is he open but also generous with his time and with value-add introductions. He's smart when talking through opportunities and has been in the trenches before, so he seems to understand operating a startup more than other VCs I've met. I'd recommend at least having a chat with Farhan if you're in the fintech space and raising an early round.
Farhan is truly the 'nice guy' of VC, not only is he open but also generous with his time and with value-add introductions. He's smart when talking through opportunities and has been in the trenches before, so he seems to understand operating a startup more than other VCs I've met. I'd recommend at least having a chat with Farhan if you're in the fintech space and raising an early round.
Farhan is truly the 'nice guy' of VC, not only is he open but also generous with his time and with value-add introductions. He's smart when talking through opportunities and has been in the trenches before, so he seems to understand operating a startup more than other VCs I've met. I'd recommend at least having a chat with Farhan if you're in the fintech space and raising an early round.
Verified Investor Response:
Helps Founders:
10/10
Saves & Gives Founders Money:
Yes!
Needs to be Profitable?
Nope!
Is This For Real?
13/10
Founder Guarantee?
Nope!
Fees?
Unlimited cards. Zero fees.
Spend Control & Transparency?
13/10
Built to Save Founders Monay?
Yes!
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